Batley Multi Academy Trust is governed by the Board of Trustees, which is accountable to the Department for Education. Trustees have strategic oversight and ultimate responsibility for all management decisions within the Multi Academy Trust academies, setting visions and policies for the Trust, governance and contractual relationships with third parties. They are responsible for the management and administration of the Multi Academy Trust. The board has three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Board of Trustees can comprise Member appointed Trustees and Co-opted Trustees.

Trustees establish the Local Governing Boards in order to assist with the discharge of their governance functions.

To view each school’s LGB structure, and admissions information, please visit each school’s website.

Maurice Cook
Ahmad Lunat OBE
Professor Damien Page

Members are custodians of the Trust. They have a hands-off role in terms of managing the Trust and act as a ‘check and balance’ on the performance of the Multi Academy Trust.

Please click here to see further Member Information.


Siraj Mayet – Chair
Ellen Loughhead JP – Vice Chair
Nailah Ahmed
Trude Feiweles
Mandy Kennedy
Jeremy Townend

Finance, Resources and Audit:

Mandy Kennedy (Chair)
Nailah Ahmed
Ellen Loughhead
Jeremy Townend


Trude Feiweles (Chair)
Siraj Mayet
Jeremy Townend

Please click here to see further information regarding the Board of Trustees, including Sub-Committees.

*the date of appointment is listed from the start of their current term. Prior terms of office have not been listed.

In Attendance

Samantha Vickers – CEO

Accounting Officer

Samantha Vickers

Company Secretary

Alan Brown

Governance Professional

Laura Bland

Disqualification and Conflicts of Interest

The holding of the office of a Trustee or as a member of the Local Governing Body is subject to Articles 68 – 80 of the Articles of Association. Articles 97 and 98 refer to Conflicts of Interest.